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    2 comments  ·  OSIsoft Learning » Online Courses  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    I later learned that the advice on https://www.giftofspeed.com/ is better suited for the time before HTTP/2 was a thing. For example, combining JavaScript and CSS files might hurt performance with HTTP/2. Minification is still a good idea, though.

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    Ever since the OSIsoft Learning website got upgraded, it seems even slower, taking about 3 seconds to load each page. When you look at the HTML code, it is extremely generous with the use of spaces, which is not helping the page load times.

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    I haven't taken this course, but I get the feeling that it is hidden because its contents are out of date. If that is the case, then it shouldn't be part of a learning path, or at the very least, the reason for the course being hidden should be made clear in its "About this course".

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    1 comment  ·  Customer Portal & PI Square » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    The old PI Square had its own Ideas section, but it wasn't as good as UserVoice. UserVoice is pretty good with its status, category, and notification systems, and the title of a new suggestion doubles as a search bar to help prevent duplicate suggestions. If OSIsoft can do at least as well as UserVoice on PI Square, then sure, combine the sites, but if not, I think that they should remain separate.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think that any company that uses UserVoice has UserVoice integrated too heavily with another website. I know that UserVoice isn't the only way to track suggestions, but it is a popular one.

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    4 comments  ·  PI Server » Asset Framework (AF)  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    This is actually even more important during the pandemic when basically everyone is working remotely.

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    I don't do this often, and when I do, I need to wait nearly 4 minutes. Because I am a PI administrator, I have the luxury of being able to remotely log into a computer that has a faster connection to the PI servers and the domain controller, so I can avoid this issue as long as I remember it.

    Of course, not everyone is in my situation. Some people might not have the patience to wait out the 4 minutes and just assume that "it froze", or they might have to wait longer than 4 minutes due to having more mappings, or they might not have access to computers with faster connections.

    The issue will essentially affect any PI consultant, since PI consultants often work remotely and will probably need to configure a few mappings at some point but may not have access to the customer's computers for a faster connection.

    In my opinion, the issue is disruptive but not critical, but I don't think that it should be ignored indefinitely. Keep in mind that there is a tendency to look at each minor issue in isolation, and then determine that each issue has a negligible decrease on product quality, and so each minor issue is ignored. The more minor issues there are, the more likely it is that the user will stumble across at least 1 issue. Also, if a program has many minor issues, the combined decrease in product quality becomes significant and there will be no low-hanging fruit to solve for a quick win.

    I bring this up because it seems to be the approach that OSIsoft takes. I like what OSIsoft's programs try to achieve, but I am constantly encountering issues, usually minor ones, with the programs and almost always have at least 1 tech support case open.

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    1 comment  ·  NOC Services » General  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    OSIsoft is committed to providing customers with a more manageable system. We are working hard to solve the problems of deployment, security, and standardized health messaging within our products.

    PI System Health and PI System Directory were early steps in the manageability story, and we learned a lot thanks to significant customer testing and feedback. We also discovered that there is much more to making a truly manageable system through these engagements.  In order to pursue these larger needs surrounding manageability, we will not be releasing PI System Health, and we are putting PI System Directory on maintenance so that our engineering resources can be allocated toward these bigger efforts. As such, there are no additional enhancements for PI System Directory planned at this time.

    As a result, the status of this suggestion will be changed back to “No status” for the time being. Future status updates will be communicated here.

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    This is completed!

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    PI Vision doesn't use PI Web API anymore, but monitoring PI Web API can still be useful for other applications that use it.

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    If I remember correctly, shortly after OSIsoft's main website was revamped, the main website was actually just https://osisoft.com. This is probably when the links in the footer of OSIsoft Learning were updated. However, now, the main website is back to https://www.osisoft.com, and so the links in the footer need to be updated once again.

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    1 comment  ·  PI Server » Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    There is no "PI Cloud Services". Was that supposed to be "OSIsoft Cloud Services" or "PI Cloud Connect"?

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    After taking a quick look at the list of videos in the self-paced courses and the table of contents in the workbooks of the instructor-led courses, it seems like the overlap between an instructor-led course and its closest self-paced courses cannot be described simply. The self-paced courses often have a little bit more detail than the corresponding section in the instructor-led course and the self-paced courses tend to be a bit more up-to-date.

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    1 comment  ·  PI Server » Data Archive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    A user can be associated with multiple PI Mappings, so if this idea were implemented, then all of the PI Mappings should be logged.

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    1 comment  ·  PI Connectors » UFL  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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    Some functions could be changed to use Boolean as their return type, which should simplify If statements.

    For example, instead of:
    If BOS() == 1 Then

    we would simply have:
    If BOS() Then

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